Senior Project Manager - Research

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Electronics, Energy storage, Motors and Power Systems, Product Design, Project Management, Research Engineering, Robotics and Machine Learning, Science, Software Engineering and Connectivity
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

The senior project manager will manage a multi-discipline team of engineers who are researching new technologies and components that will be utilised within Dyson next generation of products.

They will ensure stage-gate deliverables are met in a timely manner and gain a sufficient level of understanding of the development to be able to communicate the projects status (including technical specification, cost and time) to senior management, whilst being comfortable in challenging the paradigm where required. The project manager may also, on occasion, project manage external research/development partners.

Accountabilities

Technical

• First Degree (Engineering related preferable) or equivalent

• Formal Project Management training/ qualifications are desirable but not essential

• Good understanding of Agile project management methodologies

• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

Behavioural

• Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. estimating and planning, risk management, status reporting, budget tracking, benefits analysis, stakeholder management and communication, resource management)

• Strong communicator; ability to convey complex issues concisely and accurately

• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence

• Excellent analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions

• Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or back down from well-reasoned analysis

• Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle

• To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment

• Commercially aware

Skills

• First Degree (software discipline preferable) or equivalent

• Formal Project Management training/ qualifications are desirable but not essential

• Good understanding of Agile project management methodologies

• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

Behavioural

• Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. estimating and planning, risk management, status reporting, budget tracking, benefits analysis, stakeholder management and communication, resource management)

• Strong communicator; ability to convey complex issues concisely and accurately

• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence

• Excellent analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions

• Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or back down from well-reasoned analysis

• Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle

• To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment

• Commercially aware

Benefits

27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Life assurance

Sport centre

Free on-site parking

Subsidised café and restaurants

Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 07 February 2019